This is a pretty common question as the Medifast bars are extremely popular because of their pleasant taste and convenience. But, there are limitations on how many of one type of bar that you are allowed each day. I will go into this in more detail in the following article.
The Number Of Medifast Maintenance Bars That You Are Allowed To Eat Each Day Are Limited: There are two types of bars available on this diet. The maintenance bars (which come in the green wrapper) and the crunch bars (in the yellow wrapper.) The maintenance variety (which comes in the flavors of chocolate mint, oatmeal raisin, and caramel nut) are limited to only bar per day because they are a bit higher in calories and carbohydrates. If you ate more than one per day, this might place you higher in your calorie and carbohydrate intake. It’s not worth one bar placing you in jeopardy of getting out of ketosis or of not seeing the weight loss that you are hoping for.
You Can Eat The Medifast Crunch Bars Like Any Other Meal. In Other Words, These Aren’t Limited: Luckily, medifast does offer crunch bars which are not limited. You can have more than one of these per day. In fact, you can eat the crunch bars like any of the other meals. This means that theoretically, you could have up to five per day, (although I’m not sure why you would want to since there are so many other options available and this might get boring after a while.) The crunch bar flavors are: chocolate mint, caramel, peanut butter, chocolate, oatmeal raisin, lemon meringue, cinnamon roll, fruit and nut, s’more, and strawberry.
What’s The Difference Between The Maintenance And Crunch Bars?: People often ask me what is the big difference between these bars. Well, taste wise, the maintenance variety is a bit more chewy in texture. But the crunch bars also taste quite decent. I tend to look at the limited bars as a sort of treat or desert and the unlimited bars as an off limits meal. If you’re looking at it from a dieting or a ketosis standpoint, the maintenance variety have 170 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 22 grams of carbs. The crunch bars have 110 calories, 3 grams of fat, and only 12 carbohydrates.
I find both of the products to be good tasting. In fact, I know some families who substitute them for candy bars or sweet high calorie snacks in their households and even the kids accept them. They don’t taste like your typical diet or protein bar meaning they aren’t crumbly and they don’t have the texture of cardboard. They also don’t have a strange aftertaste or strong artificial flavors. You just have to remember that you’re only allowed one bar with the green wrapper, but you really have much more leeway with the bar in the yellow wrapper.